Wednesday, December 3, 2014

.advent: day three.

Silent Night, Holy Night

All is Calm, All is Bright

Part of the nighttime routine in our home is singing a few songs to our kiddos right before we turn out the lights.

Christmas carols have been such a sweet addition to our repertoire. Honestly, though, anything is a step up from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Baa, Baa Black Sheep.

My husband and I had a friendly competition to see who could keep singing Christmas Carols about nighttime. Guess what? There are a lot!

O Holy Night, Silent Night, and Away in the Manger are my three favorites.

Although my son prefers Jingle Bells, sung very loudly.

I think this mama will stick with Silent Night.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

.advent: day two.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,

and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

This week, I need to surrender to the Prince of Peace. Surrender all the stress, anxiety, and worry that is weighing me down. As I enter this Christmas season, I want a heart open to the sweetness of the moments. I want to choose to cherish the holidays with my little guys.



Monday, December 1, 2014

.advent: day one.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5


It is the first day of Advent, friend. Are you ready to prepare your heart for the coming of the King? It's been a rocky year for me, and I am certainly ready to work on my own heart.

The darkness has not overcome the light.